Employers need workers with up-to-date skills and needs change quickly. The labor market is currently tight, and as a result, there’s a strong initiative by companies large and small to invest in training and education for employees to help them acquire additional knowledge, skills and credentials. The idea is getting a lot of attention at the national level. What does this mean for you? If you’re hoping to advance in a current position or are interested in trying something new, this could be a good time to consider upskilling. And when you think about your options, employers who see the value of upskilling should top your list.

 


 

Motivational Interview with Author, Activist and Influencer Ashton Applewhite

If you need some inspiration as you think about your place in the shifting work landscape, our interview with award-winning speaker and advocate against ageism Ashton Applewhite, could be just the thing.

“Why are we brainwashed by the idea that two thirds of life is decline when we’re surrounded by evidence to the contrary?” Read the full interview here.

 


 

Exclusive Offer

We are looking for guest contributors interested in submitting pieces that touch upon a particular theme such as edutravel, caregiving, lifelong learning, volunteering, flexible work and more.  If you are interested in blogging for Amava, get in touch with us at editor@amava.com.

 


 

Book Spotlight: This Chair Rocks

“Since no one on the planet is getting any younger, let’s stop using ‘aging’ as a pejorative—’aging Boomers,’ for example, as though it were yet another bit of self-indulgence on the part of that pesky generation, or ‘aging entertainers,’ as though their fans were cryogenically preserved.” – Ashton Applewhite

Ashton Applewhite’s book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism is making waves for a reason. Check out our take on Applewhite’s book .

 


 

On Your Way Out

“The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”- Oprah Winfrey